Ben Frederickson: Assessing how the trade deadline affected certain current and former Cardinals

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The trade deadline has come and gone and the annual tradition of grading each team’s moves or lack thereof is complete. The championship-desperate Padres are “winners” for selling off nearly their entire farm system for a series of moves headlined by Juan Soto. The retooling Cubs are “losers” for not moving Willson Contreras and Ian Happ when they could have maximized returns before free agency. The Cardinals are, not surprisingly, somewhere in the upper middle. Soto didn’t come walking through that door, but the Cardinals pitching – their biggest weakness – was improved through swaps for star…

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